China sends new crew to Tiangong space station

  • China successfully launched Shenzhou-15 spaceship, a spacecraft carrying three astronauts to Tiangong (China’s under-construction space station) atop the Long March-2F Y15 carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.
  • The spacecraft carried three astronauts – Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming, and Zhang Lu.


  • Tiangong (Palace in the Sky) is a space station constructed by China and operated by China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) in low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km above the surface.
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